Newsletter 23rd December 2018

Welcome to St Mary’s

Monday 24th December 2018 Christmas Eve

16:00 Nativity Service & Lighting the Tree Separate Order of Service

18:00 Nine Lessons & Carols Separate Order of Service

20:30 Quiet Christmas Service Minister: David Busk

23:30 First Eucharist of Christmas President &Preacher: David Busk

Deacon: Jean Morgan

Reading Isaiah 52.7-10 (OT p709)

Gospel John 1.1-14 (NT p98)

Intercessions Jean Morgan

Hymns 26, 29, 32, 30 (vs 1,2,5,6,7) Please omit * verses

Communion35, 23, 28, 280

Tuesday 25th December 2018 Christmas Day

Holy Communion Minister: David Busk

Reading Isaiah 9.2-7 (OT p664)

Gospel Luke 2.1-20 (NT p62)

Sung Eucharist President &Preacher: David BuskDeacon: Gill Bathurst

Readings Isaiah 9.2-7 (OT p664)

Titus 2.11-14 (NT230)

Gospel Luke 2.1-20 (NT p62)

Intercessions Jim Heeley

Hymns 30(vs 1,2,5,6,7), 24, 42, 26 Please omit * verses

Communion22, 32

Funeral of Derek Billings

The funeral of Derek Billings will be held in church on Thursday 3rd January at 2pm. In advance of his funeral Derek will be particularly remembered at the 9.30am Sung Eucharist next Sunday 30th December.

Free-will Envelopes

Please collect your Free-will Envelopes for 2019 from the table near the font. If you would like to join the envelope scheme or set up a standing order or direct debit please contact me on 457018 or candbjt.

Colin Thirlwall Treasurer

David Busk’s Break

While David is away after Christmas Day until New Year’s Day, requests for visits or pastoral care should be referred to Jonathan on 453350. Canon Jonathan Young

Men’s Breakfast

The next Churches Together Men’s Breakfast – the first of the New Year – will be at The Barley Mow, Hartford on Saturday 5th January 2019 meeting as usual at 8am with coffee/tea before the meal. The speaker this time will be Charlie Newcombe and his subject: "New Year’s Revolutions". (note the spelling). The cost now will be £8 but if you are two together, one of whom has not been before, the charge is just £10. So do bring someone new along! If you are coming please let Andrew Fawcett (01480 458383 or andrew.fawcett@talktalk.net) know for booking purposes by 2nd January.

Used Postage Stamps

The Hunts Society for the Blind would very much appreciate receiving your used postage stamps. If you are not already collecting them for another charity, please pass any that you may have to Valerie Dyson, or Liz and Peter Irving.

Newsletter Compiler

Jim Heeley is the Newsletter compiler during December and January. Contributions by 8pmonThursday please to: jskc or 412264.